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Vol. LX, No. 2
January 25, 2008

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Study of Genes, Aging and Cognition

Healthy volunteers, over the age of 55, are needed for a study of the genetics of aging and cognition. Participation requires a blood draw and non-invasive clinical, neurological and cognitive testing procedures. No overnight stays. No medication trials. Compensation is provided. Call Bobby Das at (301) 435-4593 or email Refer to protocol 00-M-0085.

Healthy Women Needed

The Behavioral Endocrinology Branch, NIMH, is seeking female volunteers ages 18-55 to participate in studies of the effects of menstrual cycle hormones on brain and behavior. Volunteers must have regular menstrual cycles with no changes in mood in relationship to menses, be free of medical illnesses and not taking any hormones or medication on a regular basis. Payment will be in accordance with the duration of each visit and the type of protocol. For more information, call Linda Simpson-St. Clair, (301) 496-9576 (TTY 1-866-411-1010).

Fraternal Twins Needed for Study of Brain Development

Fraternal twins ages 5-25 are needed for an NIMH study of typical brain development. Participants must be in good overall physical and mental health. Study participation includes several hours of cognitive testing and a structural MRI scan. Monetary compensation is provided. If interested, contact Mark Celano at or (301) 435-4515.

Neck Pain Study Needs Volunteers

The Clinical Centerís rehabilitation medicine department is seeking individuals with neck pain and healthy volunteers between the ages of 21-65 to participate in a natural history study of neck pain (02-CC-0245). Participation involves 4 monthly visits (about 1 hour each) for a comprehensive cervical musculoskeletal examination. No compensation is provided. Contact or (301) 451-7514.

One-Day Outpatient Study

Healthy volunteers, ages 19 to 55, are needed to participate in research studying genes and brain function. Testing procedures involve a blood draw, non-invasive neuroimaging, interviews and cognitive testing. No overnight stay. No medication trial. Compensation is provided. Call the Clinical Brain Disorders Branch at (301) 435-8970 or email Refer to protocol 95-M-0150.

Are You Nearing the Perimenopause?

The Behavioral Endocrinology Branch, NIMH, seeks healthy female volunteers ages 40-50 to participate in longitudinal studies of the perimenopause. Volunteers must have regular menstrual cycles and be medication-free. Periodic hormonal evaluations, symptom ratings and occasional interviews will be performed. Participants will be paid. Call Linda Simpson-St. Clair, (301) 496-9576 (TTY 1-866-411-1010).

Heart Disease Risk Factor Study Needs African Americans

West-African volunteers are needed for a study investigating the relationship of obesity to heart disease risk factors. Volunteers must be born in West Africa, non-diabetic and between ages 18 and 49. There will be 3 outpatient visits to NIH. Compensation is provided. Call (301) 402-7119 for information. Refer to protocol 99-DK-0002.

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